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MEDIA ADVISORY: Chairman Green Announces Full Committee Hearing on Human Cost of Biden-Mayorkas Border Crisis

September 6, 2023

First full committee hearing in third phase of Homeland Republicans’ oversight investigation 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Mark E. Green, MD (R-TN) announced a full committee hearing on Wednesday, September 13, at 10:00 AM to examine the human cost of the Biden administration’s historic crisis at the Southwest border and how the open-border policies of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas have devastated the lives and livelihoods of Americans and migrants alike. This hearing is part of the Committee’s five-phase investigation into the unprecedented crisis at the Southwest border and Mayorkas’ failure to do his duty to defend the homeland.

“By opening our border and abandoning the rule of law, Secretary Mayorkas and President Biden have ushered poisonous fentanyl, dangerous national security threats, and cartel violence onto our doorstep,” Chairman Green said. “This hearing is another important step in demonstrating to the American people the high cost of Mayorkas’ open border. The evidence of human suffering that we have uncovered throughout this investigation that can be tied to these policies is tragic, and this hearing will give Americans just a glimpse into the horrors we have found. It is simply unacceptable that the American people are being forced to pay the price of Secretary Mayorkas’ dereliction of duty, as are hundreds of thousands of vulnerable migrants who have been abused, exploited, or murdered by cartels along the journey to the Southwest border. It is time to hold those who have empowered this chaos and destruction accountable.”

WHAT: A House Committee on Homeland Security hearing entitled “An Unbearable Price: The Devastating Human Costs of the Biden-Mayorkas Border Crisis.”
DATE: Wednesday, September 13, 2023
TIME: 10:00 AM ET
LOCATION: 310 Cannon House Office Building
Witnesses will be announced and are by invitation only.

The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be livestreamed on YouTube. Press must RSVP by Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 6pm ET.